Sussex County Master Gardener Workshops

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The Master Gardeners are planning a diverse and interesting series of workshops August through October. As space is limited in some classes, take a moment soon to register. Classes are free unless otherwise specified, and all will be held at the Elbert N. and Ann V. Carvel Research and Education Center, 16483 County Seat Highway, Georgetown, Del. The center is just west of from Sussex Tech. As space is limited in some classes, take a moment soon to register by calling the number below. Classes are held at the Elbert N. and Ann V. Carvel Research and Education Center, 16483 County Seat Highway, Georgetown, Del. The center is west from Sussex Tech.

Pre-registration is required.

Register online here

Master Gardeners are working volunteers and are supported by Delaware Cooperative Extension through the University of Delaware and Delaware State University Extension offices. It is Delaware Cooperative Extension’s policy that that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, creed, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran or handicap status. If you have special needs that need to be accommodated, please contact the office two weeks prior to the event.

Bugs, Butterflies and Worms
Tuesday, August 19, 10:00 a.m.
Hosted by Brent Marsh, Fran Meehan, Sally Moneymaker and Gainor Urian.  FREE

We will explore the demonstration garden looking for interesting insects of all varieties. The butterfly garden and caterpillar café should be teeming with wildlife. Learn about worm composting and feed the worms. Do you know what the Delaware state bug is? We will answer that question and many others. Bring the kids or come by yourself.

Leaf Castings
Thursday, September 11, 1:00 p.m.(Part I) and Thursday, September, 16, 1:00 p.m. (Part II)
Hosted by Sandi Dew  Limit 12 participants   $15

Limit 12 Participants
The workshop will be held in two parts; Part 1 Thursday, September 11, at 1 p.m., Part 2, Tuesday, September 16, 1 p.m. We will cast a live leaf into concrete to create a unique garden ornament or bird bath. All materials including large leaves will be provided, but feel free to bring your own leaf if you prefer. Wear work clothes and shoes, bring long rubber gloves, and an adventurous spirit. Limit 12 participants.

A Garden Scrubber – Luffa Gourds
Tuesday, September 23, 1:00 p.m.
Hosted by Barbara Skiora Limited to 10 particpants     $2

A luffa sponge with soap will gently clean up gardening soiled hands. Learn about growing luffa gourds, harvesting them, and making the soap scrubber. You will make a scrubber to take home with you.

Using Herbs: Culinary, Beverage and Potpourri
Tuesday, September 30,Noon
Hosted by Lana Ward   FREE

Lana will lead a journey through the delights and uses of herbs used to flavor meals and beverages, and also fragrance your environs. In addition to discussing the use of herbs, we will sample a few recipes and enjoy the aromas.

Create Your Own Bonsai
Tuesday, October 7, 7:00 p.m.
Hosted by George Dellinger   Limited to 12 participants.  FEE $15

A hands-on workshop. Bring needle nose pliers, scissors, and the desire to join in the fun of a do it yourself workshop. Master Gardeners will supply the plant, container, materials and instructions.

Fall/Thanksgiving Flower Arranging
Wednesday, October 29, 7:00 p.m.
Hosted by Jackie McPeak    Limited to 25 participants.  FEE $10

Bring your own decorative container, large enough to hold a plastic container and oasis 6″x6″ and we will assist you in designing a centerpiece for a table or an arrangement for a counter, etc. Also bring a pair of pruners. We will provide a plastic container, oasis, and flowers. However, if you have a few favorite garden flowers, greens with berries or unusual foliage please bring them. Limit 25 participants

 

The workshops will be held at the Elbert N. and Ann V. Carvel Research and Education Center, 16483 County Seat Highway, Georgetown, Del. Pre-registration is required. You may register online or contact Tammy Schirmer at 302-856-2585, ext 544.

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